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About - Tokyo Direct Guide

Welcome to Tokyo Direct Guide

Hi! My name is Kozue, the webmaster of Tokyo Direct Guide.

Hello! Are you visiting Tokyo on your holiday or just thinking?
I am Kozue, the webmaster and writer of Tokyo Direct Guide. I was born and grew up in Tokyo, and started this travel guide site after some experience of international traveling. is an independent travel guide site by a local, which is not government's tourism bureau, a travel agency nor a partner of travel agencies.


Tokyo is a very fascinating and busy city.
When I returned from my long-term travel, I realized that there was not much organized tourist information for international travelers in Tokyo such as good leaflets, English maps, tourist information centers that are big and prominent enough, and everything that are in other countries.
Actually, many international travelers say that it was very challenging to plan a trip, and that they even got lost in the city.
They were annoyed before meeting Tokyo's excitement such as trends, pop culture, old calm places, traditional festivals and seasonal events!


Moreover, you will have too many choices about accommodation. It depends on your choice from more than 4200 hotels in Tokyo whether your trip becomes convenient or inconvenient.


Tokyo Direct Guide & its Blog Tokyo Direct Diary help you with eliminating these troubles, making it far simpler to plan your travel, saving time to struggle with the complicated maps, and having only excitement in Tokyo.
With my experience as an "international traveler," I established a friendly and well-organized travel guide website - that's Tokyo Direct Guide.
I enthusiasticaly hope that you enjoy Tokyo at the most with TDG.


  1. Minimum Needs & All the Excitements

    Tokyo Direct Guide starts from explanations about visas. All the essential information, including weather, Internet access, travel money, etc, is available inside this site.
    Not only essentials, Tokyo Direct Guide & Diary have all of Tokyo's tourist attractions. Moreover, timely and seasonal topics are on Blog, Facebook and Twitter.
    You won't miss anything to travel in Tokyo just by bookmarking Tokyo Direct Guide.


  3. The Simplest Maps & Hotel Lists

    You don't need to struggle to read Tokyo's spider-web-like maps nor to surf on the Internet to find a good hotel for hours.
    The Easiest JR Train Maps & Subway Maps help you to travel freely like a local. I have received many "Thanks" via social media and emails from some international travelers who did not get lost in Tokyo City.
    Hotel lists and accommodation advice based on the locations in Tokyo City will be shortcuts to find a good hotel for each of you.
    You will have much more time to be excited before your travel, and to enjoy more in Tokyo!


  5. Completely Free & Secure

    You can read and use all the contents for free without any registration. Browsing websites, blogs and social media is completely free. You don't send your privacy to any of them. Tokyo Direct Guide is not an exception.
    TDG is supported by advertisements and third party links on the pages, which means that it is paid when you use/visit advertiser's services, so travelers like you do not need to pay at all.
    Hotel links in my sites lead to Booking. com, one of the leading hotel booking websites in the world, which offers perfect security and the most reasonable prices for each hotel.


  7. Purely Independent - Why Not Get Insider's Travel Tips?

    So Tokyo Direct Guide is full of travel tips available only here. TDG is NOT in partnership with any travel agencies, hotels, etc, who promote tourism and their own business, which enables me to promise that the contents are written objectively from 100% traveler's point of view.
    If you haven't been a member of, go to to make full of Tokyo Direct Guide.
    Enjoy TDG, and you've learned everything in Tokyo without realizing so!


Have a great time in Tokyo, Japan!


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Tokyo Direct Guide Index



Descriptions, features and history of Tokyo Direct Guide.


Tokyo Sightseeing Guide

  • Basic Information
  • Essential information to travel in Tokyo, Japan. Visas, weather forecasts, Internet access & more...
  • Tokyo's Must See & Do
  • Tourist attractions in Tokyo! Access, descriptions, things to do & see, shop data, links, hotels and event calendars.

Tokyo Travel Tips

Accommodation Advice

Tips to find a good hotel in Tokyo. You can book the hotel you like when you find it on the articles.

Transportation Tips

Let's simplify the mazes of Tokyo's maps and travel freely like a local!

Blog: Tokyo Direct Diary